Secretary Report – July 2016

July is the month that we have a show for residents at RiverPointe for letting us use their community room for our meetings.  We had a standing room only turnout, what fun! Rodney Wayne Housley performed a wonderful cups and balls routine. Our next performer was Joe O’Brien who did a color changing silk routine, torn and restored newspaper, cut and restored rope, and Professor’s Nightmare. Marty Jewel did a comedy routine using dry and liquid ingredients to make a cake. All were mixed up in a pan and then the finished cake appeared! Gene Gordon did a torn and restored paper napkin routine, a tossed out paper card trick, and a torn up card ended up in a sealed Oreo cookie package. Steve Aldrich cleaned silks with stains on them using magic soap, then performed his Japanese Silk Box where silks appear and vanish at will! His Wu Chang trick had us mesmerized. Show organizer, John Luong, finished the show with props he made himself. He started with a salt pour, then performed his Super Size Lunch routine, and ended with his color changing chopsticks and appearing rabbit.

Martin Cox Lecture

Martin Cox was in town for a friends wedding and was able to perform for our club. He is a good friend of Gene Gordon and a FFFF member. His new lecture, title “FOUR” was very good! He opened with a card trick then followed with a book test in which Aaron Johnson was asked to take a peek of a word in Martin’s book. He asked AJ to say the word that he was thinking of out loud and it matched Martin’s prediction. Martin also demonstrated different ways of controlling a card to the top of the deck.

Martin gave a great example of a way to produce shows. If you are producing a charity show ask the organizer to get sponsors which can pay for the magic and the rest can go to the charity. This is a win win situation for all.

About the Author

Glenn Proulx

A neighbor showed me a trick when I was in fourth grade and I was hooked ever since on magic! My sister and parents would sit on the basement stairs and I would do a show. I got my first magic set that year from Santa and I still have most of the tricks. I enjoy close-up and parlor tricks.